There is so much pressure to be happy around the holidays. If you're not a holly-jolly ball of yule time fun, well, then you better pretend you are. Did you know the number one day for DOA arrivals at Emergency Rooms is Christmas Day. Why? Because people are all supposed to be happy; not cranky, funkafied, or dying on Christmas, so people don't say anything. Something tells me this year will be different though (well, hopefully less on the ER front). There is much funkness to go around this year, as global and economic worries seem to worry the merry right out of many of us, myself included.
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I say funks, just like everything else, are okay in moderation. In fact, accepting the fact that you're not jolly can actually be better for you. I'm pretty sure the only reason fruit cakes still exist is because stressed out people everywhere are eating them for blind comfort value. Pretending that you're awesomely happy and perfect only really leads to feeling inadequate, at least in my experience, so I say if you're cranky and you know it--be really, really cranky and just get it out of your system. (And try these habits of healthy women that are sure to leave you brimming with bliss.)
Get down with your funked-up self, give yourself ample time to sit on your couch watching holiday movies, call your mom to complain about your woes, imbibe the creamy goodness that is hot cocoa. Feeling down is the perfect time to take a step back from all the stresses in your life, and this time of year they are abounding, and do a little self-coddling. Your family will still be there, your friends will still adore you, so take a little time this time of year to be good to yourself, and your less Scrooge-like self will be way more fun at holiday parties.
I'm sort of looking forward to my crankiness now. Hot cocoa here I come.
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